Myanmar to release jailed Singaporean, Malaysian journalists


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  • Friday, 29 Dec 2017

Cameraman Lau Hon Meng from Singapore (L) and reporter Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia arrive for their first appearance in the court after they were detained for attempting to fly a drone near parliament in the capital, Naypyitaw, Myanmar November 10, 2017. REUTERS

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean and a Malaysian journalist who were jailed in Myanmar last month for filming with a drone will be released today after charges against them were withdrawn, their lawyer Khin Maung Zaw told The Straits Times.

The duo - cameraman Lau Hon Meng from Singapore and reporter Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia - were detained by police on Oct 27 near Myanmar's Parliament building in the capital Naypyitaw.

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